Amos Kendall Miscellaneous Papers,1814-1868

Descriptive Summary

Title
Amos Kendall Miscellaneous Papers,1814-1868
Creator
Kendall, Amos, 1789-1869
Extent
49 items
Subjects
American newspapers-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Argus of Western America.
Clay, Henry, 1777-1852.
Clay family.
Hill, Isaac, 1789-1851.
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845.
Kentucky-- Politics and government-- 1792-1865-- Sources.
Minerva Press (Georgetown, Ky.)
Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869.
Postal service-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Postal service-- United States-- History-- Sources.
Postal service-- Postmasters-- Archives.
Presidents-- United States-- Election-- 1828-- Sources.
United States-- Politics and government-- 1815-1861-- Sources.
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Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Journalist, U.S. postmaster general, and political advisor. Collected correspondence regarding his early days in Ky., tutoring of Henry Clay's children, editorship of the Argus of Western America, service as postmaster general in Jackson's cabinet, as business agent for Samuel F. B. Morse, and his political and personal life. Included are Kendall's letters, 1814-1815, to F. G. Flugel describing his first days in Ky., becoming postmaster at Georgetown, Ky., and editing the Minerva Press at Georgetown; two letters, 4 Apr. and 11 June 1839, to Flugel providing biographical information regarding his editorship of the Argus and its role in Ky. politics, his appointment as the fourth auditor of the Treasury and postmaster general by Andrew Jackson, and his marriage and family; a 13 July 1820 letter to Isaac Hill discussing newspaper opposition to Andrew Jackson; and his 1 July 1852 letter to George Wood stating that Franklin Pierce was a "drunkard of bad moral character